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The Weekly Wildflower ~ Blue-eyed Grass

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Say hello to Sisyrinchium angustifolium or “Blue-eyed Grass, Lucerne”

While not really a grass, Sisyrinchium is in the iris family, and is more closely related to Wood Flags or Wild Iris.

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Color-wise they can vary from white, to pale blue, to bluish purple to true blue…. depending on the variety.

The Blue/Purple or Purple Montanum variety has a purple blemish on the stalks just below the bloom head, where the Eastern varieties are typically solid green.

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Blue-eyed grass gets it’s name from the slender grass-like leaves that clump out between rocks or on sunny hillsides.

Easily transplanted, sisyrinchium can be found scattered across most of the Southeast where bird have deposited seeds in droppings.

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An excellent choice for rock gardens and sunny borders, Blue-eyed Grass reseeds easily, and spreads through seed distribution as well as rhizomes and tubers.

Sun Exposure – Full Sun to Dappled Shade

Flowers –  Medium Blue / Purple / White.  5 Petaled flowers with a yellow center ans stamen or eye

Blooms – Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage – Herbaceous, Seasonal, Grass-like

Care – Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Type – Perennial

 

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